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Old 01-30-2013, 11:37 PM   #3601
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Watching Rahman rag doll him at that press conference was pretty funny.

Odd how so many remember him as a humble, scholarly gentleman, when he was nothing of the sort. More like an opportunist who filed nusiance law suits at the drop of a hat and was so aloof(sp) and pretentious that only other equally smug, condescending(sp) Brits could stand to be in the same room with him for more than a handful of minutes.
You're so right. It's a fact Lennox was an arrogant douche! He regualraly referred to himself as "the pugilist specialist" and also referred to himself in the third person. He was always tooting his own horn. Emmanuel Steward used to yell at him for underestimating opponents.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:38 PM   #3602
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Watching Rahman rag doll him at that press conference was pretty funny.

Odd how so many remember him as a humble, scholarly gentleman, when he was nothing of the sort. More like an opportunist who filed nusiance law suits at the drop of a hat and was so aloof(sp) and pretentious that only other equally smug, condescending(sp) Brits could stand to be in the same room with him for more than a handful of minutes.
Obviously you have never met or been in the company of Lennox You are talking absolute bullcrap here
Lennox is one of the nicest guys you could ever wish to meet plus he is the best HW champ since Ali.
Lennox is basically very shy & reserved which gives him the appearance of maybe being aloof. Once he gets to know you he relaxes
Lennox is a humble very intelligent GENTLEMAN
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:39 PM   #3603
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Some people taking this thread the wrong way. I have always openly stated that i rooted for Lewis.

Again im just simply stating to the Lewis/Vit/Wlad hate crowd who complain about them being dull without realizing Lennox was considered fairly dull himself. Some posters get excited these days over shit talking tweets,interviews,youtube vids..etc and this is there idea of bringing excitement into the division.

I'm not taking a single accomplishment away from him.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:43 PM   #3604
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Lewis got bailed out by the refs and then retired after.

Outboxed every round and would lose 9 out of 10 fights with Vitali.
Get real roflmao Lennox took on Vitali at 10 days notice barely 80% fit yet STILL kicked his ass. You forget that uppercut that nearly decapitated Vitali he didnt know if he was in Vegas or Vladivostok ROFL Even without the cuts Vitali wouldnt have gone 2 more round
Bottom line is sit down be quiet & enjoy your crow pie as the final result was....


LEWIS TKO 6 !!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:47 PM   #3605
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Who cares? It's not a personality contest.
It wasn't just his personality. Lennox was considered a boring fighter even in his heyday.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:48 PM   #3606
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Not as a fighter(most of the time) but his personality.

Just sayin'
Actually, I thought he was a pretty funny guy, and he rarely failed to amuse me.

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Old 01-30-2013, 11:48 PM   #3607
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tHIS IS WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED TO vITALI HAD THEY REMATCHED
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:52 PM   #3608
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Or it could have turned out this way. He should have taken the rematch.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:53 PM   #3609
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Some people taking this thread the wrong way. I have always openly stated that i rooted for Lewis.

Again im just simply stating to the Lewis/Vit/Wlad hate crowd who complain about them being dull without realizing Lennox was considered fairly dull himself. Some posters get excited these days over shit talking tweets,interviews,youtube vids..etc and this is there idea of bringing excitement into the division.

I'm not taking a single accomplishment away from him.
I understand what you are trying to say, but to amplify my previous post I don't really view him that way.

I do recall a lot of Tyson fans and even Holyfield and Bowe fans claiming that, and there were others too, so there was definitely a significant vocal faction that shared your outlook. I just never saw it that way.

Every time he spoke about aging like a "fine wine" or quipping it takes "more than a left hook and a haircut to beat Lennox Lewis" always made me laugh. In fact, just him speaking in the third person was usually funny. I thought Lennox was an entertaining guy to listen to, especially towards the later parts of his career. He was obviously a smart guy, but he would sometimes try a little too hard to sound articulate, but this only enhanced his likability and gave his personality a bit of an edge.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:53 PM   #3610
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:57 PM   #3611
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Yeah, he was boring when he KOd Andrew Golota in 1:35 of Round 1...

j/k
Lamon Brewster did it faster and in more exciting fashion than Lewis
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:07 AM   #3612
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Default Re: Did we forget how dull Lennox was?

He's certainly not dull in hindsight, that's for sure.

You can create a highlight vid of Lennox's best fights and you'll see it all, combinations, demolitions, one punch knockouts, the lot. With Wlad, unless you're willing to go back to his earlier fights, you're limited to an endless procession of jab one twos, with a few one punch knockouts to spice things up. Nothing like the same type of versatility.

Personality wise, I've always found Lennox quite amusing in a dry understated way. His pronunciation gaffs get me going as well.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:09 AM   #3613
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He's certainly not dull in hindsight, that's for sure.

You can create a highlight vid of Lennox's best fights and you'll see it all, combinations, demolitions, one punch knockouts, the lot. With Wlad, unless you're willing to go back to his earlier fights, you're limited to an endless procession of jab one twos, with a few one punch knockouts to spice things up. Nothing like the same type of versatility.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:10 AM   #3614
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tHIS IS WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED TO vITALI HAD THEY REMATCHED
perhaps, but we'll never really know
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:24 AM   #3615
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He's definitely the most humble hw champion of all time.

Ever heard of Floyd Patterson or Joe Louis?
Lennox could seem quite arrogant at times
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